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The Turk 
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chess automaton hoax
Wikipedia
Instance of hoax,
chess computer
Owned by
Manufacturer
Inception 1769
Dissolved, abolished or demolished 5 July 1854
Authority control
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Illustrations are from a 1789 book by Joseph Racknitz called: Über den Schachspieler des Herrn von Kempelen und dessen Nachbildung that attempted to explain the mechanisms and illusions behind Wolfgang von Kempelen's chess playing automaton known as The Turk.

Source for the coloured illustrations: Humboldt University - natural history pilot project: Die Wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen

Media in category "The Turk"

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